Box Score

Waterloo, IA – The Bucks are now three back of the Mankato MoonDogs (off tonight) for first place in the North Division in the Northwoods League. The blue and yellow are also now 0-5 against the Huskies of Duluth, Minnesota this season and have been outscored in those games by a total of 58-26. Waterloo has been the highest scoring team in the Northwoods this season but weren’t in this series by any means. The job doesn’t get any easier for the good guys as they welcome the Mankato MoonDogs for a two game set. With the loss, the Bucks fall to 18-10 while Duluth improves to 14-12.

The starter for the Bucks, Micah Bryan, had thrown two shutouts his past two starts. He was also named NWL’s Pitcher of the Night after a performance against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Tonight was not his night. He only managed to go four innings and gave up seven runs, six earned on seven hits while striking out just one Husky and walking three.

It was going to be up to the home team’s bats to keep them in the game. Waterloo struck first in the bottom of the second when Sean Borman teed off for a deep solo home run to right field and then Benny Roberts brought another across with an RBI double. Another run came in for the hosts in the bottom of the third when Austin Barrett scored on a wild pitch. 

Duluth would then score in every inning the rest of the game. They scored three in the 4th, four in the 5th, two in the 6th, and one in both the 8th and 9th innings. The Bucks scored three in both the 4th and 7th innings but it wouldn’t be enough on this night as the Huskies simply couldn’t be stopped at the plate and went on to win the game by a count of 13-9.

In relief of Bryan, Kellen Camus threw three innings while giving up four runs, three earned on six hits while striking out six and walking one. Camus was making his Riverfront Stadium debut. Position player, Nico Zych then made his Northwoods League debut by going two innings to finish the game. Zych gave up two runs, both of which were earned, on one hit while striking out one and walking two. Zych also hit three consecutive batters and didn’t show much control.

Next up, the Bucks take on the division-leading Mankato MoonDogs for two games. First pitch Thursday night in game one of two is set for 6:35. Keep checking back into for all the latest information on The Cedar Valley’s Home Team.